Short, V-neck jacket cropped below the bustline. Fastens at the front with hooks. The sleeves are long and unshaped.

Balenciaga was familiar with Spanish fashion from other eras. His inspiration often came from historical clothing, which reinterpreted and adapted to his own designs. This short jacket, also known as a bolero or shrug, is particularly associated with the eighteenth-century aesthetic of the majos. Its style and decoration blend with the marked and rounded shoulders of the 1940s. It is a magnificent accessory for evening dresses.


  • Title: "Bolero" jacket
  • Creator: Cristóbal Balenciaga
  • Creator Birth Date: 1985
  • Creator Death Date: 1972
  • Fashion House: Balenciaga
  • Date Created: 1946
  • Location Created: San Sebastián, Spain
  • Type: Jacket
  • Photographer: Manuel Outumuro
  • Rights: Cristóbal Balenciaga Museoa

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